INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Diaz logging extra hours in pursuit of 3B role

Yandy Diaz has spent a lot of time on the backfields at the Indians' complex over the past couple of weeks. An opportunity exists for him at third base, so Diaz has been working hard with third-base coach and infield instructor Mike Sarbaugh, like a student cramming for an exam.
Via Indians.com
5 hours ago

Almonte's 3-for-3 day backs Kluber's gem

Indians ace Corey Kluber looked sharp during an 8-3 win over the Rockies on Thursday in his continued march toward Opening Day. Cleveland is still trying to determine whether left fielder Michael Brantley will also be ready for the start of the season.
Via Indians.com
6 hours ago

WBC '17 quartet back to business as usual

Indians manager Terry Francona has made it no secret that he did not like how disjointed Spring Training felt with the World Baseball Classic removing players from camp. With the tournament now complete, Cleveland can return to business as usual. The United States defeated Puerto Rico in the Classic championship on Wednesday to clear the way for shortstop Francisco Lindor, catcher...
Via Indians.com
7 hours ago

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 11 – Jose Ramirez

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day! Countdown to Opening Day – 11 Which Jose Ramirez will the Cleveland Indians see in 2017? Will it be Ramirez the third baseman, after filling that void on the field for the second half of last season for Cleveland? Will it be Ramirez the second baseman, helping to replace another injured player in Jason Kipnis as...

The Doctor is in as Brantley is Back in Action for the Tribe

The doctor is in for the Cleveland Indians and, this time, this diagnosis appears good. Michael Brantley returned to Cactus League action on Monday afternoon with an encouraging performance against the Los Angeles Dodgers from Goodyear, Arizona. He followed it up with another appearance on Wednesday as the Indians dropped a 10-2 decision to Colorado at the Rockies’ spring home...

Brewers release Ryan Webb and Joba Chamberlain

The Milwaukee Brewers announced they have released veteran right-handed pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Ryan Webb. The two received minor league deals during the offseason.Chamberlain has a decade of major league experience under his belt with a career 3.81 ERA. He had an impressive 2.25 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 20 innings last season with the Cleveland Indians. According to Chad...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians Pitcher Carlos Carrasco Ate Pizza for 90 Straight Days During His First Spring Training

When they are trying to make it in the big leagues, players know they should eat healthy so they can perform at the best of their abilities. Well, during his first Spring Training in 2004 with the Philadelphia Phillies, current Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco didn't have a choice. RELATED: Eddie Lacy Can Make a Ton of Money by Keeping His Weight Under Control Coming straight...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/22: Team USA is heading to the championship

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for our World Baseball Classic championship game tickets to magically appear in our mailbox so we can see Team USA go for their first ever WBC title win.Happy birthday today to Don Chaney, Bob Costas, Sean Berry...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 12 – Francisco Lindor

Join Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down to Opening Day! Countdown to Opening Day – 12 One of the disappointing consequences of the World Baseball Classic for the Cleveland Indians has been losing the energy and excitement for baseball that Francisco Lindor seems to bring to the field with him every single day. It is an invaluable trait that his teammates undoubtedly...

Back from shoulder woes, Indians' Brantley gets 2 hits

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) For most teams, seeing an All-Star get two hits in a spring training game would be no big deal. For the Cleveland Indians, watching Michael Brantley swing back into action meant something. Coming off a year almost totally lost to shoulder trouble, Brantley singled twice, drove in a run and scored once Monday for the Indians in a 14-5 win over the Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians RHP Anderson done for year, Kipnis still sidelined

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cleveland Indians right-hander Cody Anderson will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and miss the 2017 season. The AL champions said Sunday that Anderson has elected to have the operation after being diagnosed with a ligament sprain. The 26-year-old made nine starts for Cleveland last season and was expected to begin this year at Triple-A Buffalo. His loss...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cleveland Indians be concerned about Jason Kipnis’ shoulder injury?

Last season, the Cleveland Indians put together one of the greatest runs in their franchise’s history, winning 94 games and making it to Game 7 of the World Series before ultimately losing to the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings. While the Tribe’s pitching staff was a big reason why the team made it as far as it did, another instrumental piece to their postseason run was second baseman...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Focusing on the positives for the Cleveland Indians

Amid injuries, spring ineffectiveness, and WBC horror shows, there are other, better things we should be paying attention to. A certain negativity has injected itself into the Cleveland Indians' spring. Once focused solely around the return of Michael Brantley (which hasn't really been fixed), now we hear Jason Kipnis is being shut down for a couple weeks due to a flared up rotator...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WBC 2017: Indians players looking great on international stage

Most of them, anyway. The World Baseball Classic is well underway at this point, with Venezuela’s come-from-behind victory over Italy officially putting an end to the first round of pool play. Pool F — which features the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Venezuela — kicks off tonight with two power houses, DR and Puerto Rico, facing off at 9:00 p.m...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Kipnis likely to miss opener with sore shoulder

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is likely to miss opening day because of a sore right shoulder. Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday that Kipnis will be shut down for the next two weeks to let him recover. Kipnis has been dealing with the problem this spring and had a cortisone shot two weeks ago. Kipnis is a two-time All-Star. He hit ...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are the six players you’ll be most surprised to see in the World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic is underway, and so far it has been a lot of fun. Team Israel began 3-0 to advance to the next pool, Cuba and Japan cruised as they typically do, the Dominican Republic looked unstoppable in a win over Canada and the United States won on a walk-off Friday.One of the many pleasures of the WBC is checking in on players you once knew and loved whom you haven’t...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley plays five-inning simulated game

Morning news and notes for Saturday, March 11, 2017 Good news abounds. Michael Brantley set foot on a baseball field and conducted baseball-like activity without imploding. Cody Anderson may have only a UCL sprain and not a tear. Trevor Bauer has another new pitch. And, probably most importantly, it appears that T. J. House will be okay. Indians news Bauer uses full arsenal in...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Chen’s WBC shoes are probably not the next Jordans

We have already seen some ridiculousness in the World Baseball Classic with Israel pulling off a colossal upset of South Korea, and an absolutely hilarious play thanks to a Chinese Taipei error on a bunt. And on Tuesday, former major league pitcher Bruce Chen provided more ridiculousness with his shoe game. Chen was the starting pitcher for China against Cuba, and he did so while...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer’s former minor league team doing drone bobblehead giveaway

The most bizarre injury of the 2016 MLB postseason is now being immortalized in bobblehead form.According to Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com on Tuesday, the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will be having a Trevor Bauer drone bobblehead giveaway at a game this coming August.Bauer, the Cleveland Indians right-hander, was drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2011...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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